Associate Member Resource and Career Center
The Associate Member Resource and Career Center provides a place in the exhibit hall for early-career scientists to connect with colleagues, plan their time at the meeting, learn about funding, employment and fellowship opportunities, and participate in informal peer-to-peer networking sessions on a variety of topics. The Associate Member Resource and Career Center welcomes all graduate students, medical students and residents, and postdoctoral and clinical fellows, regardless of membership status. The Associate Member Resource and Career Center is located in AACRcentral, which can be found in the middle of the Exhibit Hall.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Meet the Research Icon
Formerly known as Meet the Research Pioneer, these informal sessions, organized by the Associate Member Council, provide early-career scientists with the opportunity to hear from esteemed senior researchers in a small-group setting to learn about the speakers’ professional and personal experiences as well as key decisions that shaped their respective career paths. Throughout the course of the discussion, you will also be able to gain career advice relevant to each speaker’s specific field. This year, we will be presenting three icons in the Associate Member Resource and Career Center located in AACRcentral in the Exhibit Hall. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This year's icons include:
- Martine J. Piccart, M.D., Ph.D.
- Carol L. Prives, Ph.D.
- Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Career Conversations, organized by the Associate Member Council, are informal networking and discussion sessions designed to allow early-career scientists the opportunity to interact with junior faculty and scientists from various employment sectors who have personal experience or are knowledgeable about a specific topic of discussion. These sessions can provide information on potential future career opportunities, as well as give you the chance to obtain advice on professional development. The topics change year to year to offer a broad array of information that could be relevant to the diverse Annual Meeting early-career attendees. The conversations are open to all graduate students, medical students, residents, and clinical and postdoctoral fellows interested in the topic. Sessions will take place in the Associate Member Resource and Career Center located in AACRcentral. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This year’s topics include:
- Choosing the Right Postdoctoral Fellowship for a Successful Research Career
- Balancing Research and Clinical Responsibilities: What Every Physician-Scientist Should Know
- How to Distinguish Yourself from Your Mentor
- Positions in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry
- Managing Life’s Challenges
*NEW FOR 2014*
AMC Meet and Greet
Every year you’ve asked for more networking opportunities and this year, we plan to give you ample time to do just that! Come join the Associate Member Council and learn about the projects we are working on and interact with other early-career researchers who are attending the Annual Meeting. This event will take place in the Associate Member Resource and Career Center at the same time that Women in Cancer Research and Minorities in Cancer Research are having similar Meet and Greets in the same area. Come take advantage of this concurrent opportunity to explore and familiarize yourself with the inner workings of AACR’s three councils, and meet new colleagues at the same time. Refreshments will be available.
OTHER RESOURCES IN THE ASSOCIATE MEMBER RESOURCE AND CAREER CENTER
- Space to meet up with co-workers, collaborators or friends
- Laptop hookups with internet connections
- Take-home sample copies of AACR journals, CD-ROMs of Proceedings from previous meetings and other giveaways
- Scholar-in-Training Award packet pick-up